Ingestre Church + Weston Hall | Ana + Carl

The joining of two people and two cultures, in the post perfect of settings, with the weather onside really was the recipe for a stunning day! What a story to be part of and to capture.

Ingestre Wedding Photographers

Staffordshire Documentary Wedding Photographer

I first sat down with Ana + Carl back in December last year. As we started talking, I soon realised the massive importance photographs held to Ana – definitely a good thing! 
As a keen photographer herself, Ana understands so much about photography and knew what she was looking for. Talking through the plans for the day, and my approach, it was soon clear my style was going to be perfect.

Choosing truly stunning settings with Ingestre Church, which I’ve had the pleasure of working at in the past, and the ever popular Weston Hall, all was set for a truly stunning day!

On the lead up to the day, I got to spend a little time with Ana + Carl at their gorgeous house in Brocton, meeting their fabulous dogs, and heading up into the nearby countryside…what a stunning place to live!
Getting them both relaxed in front of the camera before the day paid dividends during the portraits at Weston Hall. With the imminent weather encroaching the time we had was limited, but we certainly made the most of the day!

My coverage for Ana and Carl started capturing the morning preparations at home…

Creative photographs of the bridal makeup for wedding at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative photographs of the bridal makeup for wedding at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative photographs of the bridal makeup for wedding at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative photographs of the bridal makeup for wedding at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative photographs of the bridal makeup for wedding at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

One beautiful bride!

Creative photos of the bridal hair preparations for wedding at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative photos of the bridal hair preparations for wedding at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Storytelling photographs of the wedding morning at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Storytelling photographs of the wedding morning at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Storytelling photographs of the wedding morning at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative photos of the bridal hair preparations for wedding at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Storytelling photographs of the wedding morning at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Deciding to grab a couple of photos with the dogs before putting the dress on, was definitely a good idea! 
And what a dress it was…

Storytelling photographs of the wedding morning at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Storytelling photographs of the wedding morning at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative photographs of the bridal makeup for wedding at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative photographs of the bridal makeup for wedding at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Storytelling photographs of the wedding morning at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Storytelling photographs of the wedding morning at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Storytelling photographs of the wedding morning at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Storytelling photographs of the wedding morning at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Storytelling photographs of the wedding morning at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Storytelling photographs of the wedding morning at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

As the emotions started to build at the house, I left Ana with her bridal party to head to Saint Mary the Virgin Ingestre Church to see how our groom was faring…

Capturing the story of the wedding as the guests arrive for the ceremony at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the story of the wedding as the guests arrive for the ceremony at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the story of the wedding as the guests arrive for the ceremony at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the story of the wedding as the guests arrive for the ceremony at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the story of the wedding as the guests arrive for the ceremony at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the story of the wedding as the guests arrive for the ceremony at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the story of the wedding as the guests arrive for the ceremony at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the story of the wedding as the guests arrive for the ceremony at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

I think it’s safe to say the hip-flask went down well ;-)

Capturing the story of the wedding as the guests arrive for the ceremony at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Such fabulous and characterful transport for the wedding – a VW beetle and lovely VW bus for the bridal party!

Capturing the arrival of the beautiful bridal party in the VW wedding cars at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the arrival of the beautiful bridal party in the VW wedding cars at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the arrival of the beautiful bridal party in the VW wedding cars at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the arrival of the beautiful bridal party in the VW wedding cars at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the arrival of the beautiful bridal party in the VW wedding cars at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the arrival of the beautiful bridal party in the VW wedding cars at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the arrival of the beautiful bridal party in the VW wedding cars at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the arrival of the beautiful bridal party in the VW wedding cars at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Such a wonderful church, with the procession of the bridal party, started by the fabulous Flower Girl and Ring Bearer…

Storytelling photographs of the wedding ceremony capturing every moment and detail at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Such a beautiful moment for Ana and her father Ioan.

Storytelling photographs of the wedding ceremony capturing every moment and detail at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Storytelling photographs of the wedding ceremony capturing every moment and detail at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Storytelling photographs of the wedding ceremony capturing every moment and detail at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Storytelling photographs of the wedding ceremony capturing every moment and detail at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Storytelling photographs of the wedding ceremony capturing every moment and detail at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Storytelling photographs of the wedding ceremony capturing every moment and detail at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Storytelling photographs of the wedding ceremony capturing every moment and detail at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Storytelling photographs of the wedding ceremony capturing every moment and detail at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Storytelling photographs of the wedding ceremony capturing every moment and detail at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Storytelling photographs of the wedding ceremony capturing every moment and detail at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Storytelling photographs of the wedding ceremony capturing every moment and detail at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Storytelling photographs of the wedding ceremony capturing every moment and detail at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Such a warm and rousing performance from the Ingestre Church Choir, really adding a touch of class during the signing of the register and establishing the mood for the recession of our newly minted Mr & Mrs!

Storytelling photographs of the wedding ceremony capturing every moment and detail at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart JamesCandid photos as the guests greet the beautiful bride and groom at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid photos as the guests greet the beautiful bride and groom at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid photos as the guests greet the beautiful bride and groom at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid photos as the guests greet the beautiful bride and groom at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid photos as the guests greet the beautiful bride and groom at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

From the emotional embraces during the receiving line from church, and the family photographs on the church doorway, it was off to Weston Hall for the reception…

Candid photos as the guests greet the beautiful bride and groom at Ingestre Church in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Thankfully the threat of rain had subsided on our arrival, allowing us time to enjoy the fabulous gardens with Ana + Carl…

Creative natural portraits of the bride and groom in the stunning grounds at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative natural portraits of the bride and groom in the stunning grounds at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative natural portraits of the bride and groom in the stunning grounds at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative natural portraits of the bride and groom in the stunning grounds at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative natural portraits of the bride and groom in the stunning grounds at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative natural portraits of the bride and groom in the stunning grounds at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative natural portraits of the bride and groom in the stunning grounds at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative natural portraits of the bride and groom in the stunning grounds at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Lady luck was definitely on our side once again…the rain came just as we finished the big group photograph – couldn’t have timed it much better…

Creative storytelling wedding photography at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

The Westminster Suite looked truly stunning for the wedding breakfast!

Beautifully decorated Westminster Suite for the wedding breakfast at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Beautifully decorated Westminster Suite for the wedding breakfast at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Beautifully decorated Westminster Suite for the wedding breakfast at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Beautifully decorated Westminster Suite for the wedding breakfast at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Beautifully decorated Westminster Suite for the wedding breakfast at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Beautifully decorated Westminster Suite for the wedding breakfast at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Relaxed candid photographs of the guests enjoying the wedding breakfast at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Relaxed candid photographs of the guests enjoying the wedding breakfast at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Time for our couple to join the reception!

Relaxed candid photographs of the guests enjoying the wedding breakfast at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Relaxed candid photographs of the guests enjoying the wedding breakfast at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Relaxed candid photographs of the guests enjoying the wedding breakfast at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Relaxed candid photographs of the guests enjoying the wedding breakfast at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Relaxed candid photographs of the guests enjoying the wedding breakfast at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Relaxed candid photographs of the guests enjoying the wedding breakfast at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Relaxed candid photographs of the guests enjoying the wedding breakfast at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Relaxed candid photographs of the guests enjoying the wedding breakfast at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Relaxed candid photographs of the guests enjoying the wedding breakfast at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Relaxed candid photographs of the guests enjoying the wedding breakfast at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Relaxed candid photographs of the guests enjoying the wedding breakfast at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

From the wonderful wedding breakfast, it was over to Jane Dayus-Hunch, a friend of the bride and groom, to open proceedings…

Jane Dayus Hinch leading the formal speeches at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Jane Dayus Hinch leading the formal speeches at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Jane Dayus Hinch leading the formal speeches at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Jane Dayus Hinch leading the formal speeches at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Jane Dayus Hinch leading the formal speeches at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Jane Dayus Hinch leading the formal speeches at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Jane Dayus Hinch leading the formal speeches at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Short sweet and heartfelt words from our groom during the speeches at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Short sweet and heartfelt words from our groom during the speeches at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Short sweet and heartfelt words from our groom during the speeches at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

After the short heartfelt speech from Carl, it was over to two friends of the Bride and Groom before the best man took the floor!

Touching and emotional speeches by friends of the bride and groom at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Touching and emotional speeches by friends of the bride and groom at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Touching and emotional speeches by friends of the bride and groom at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Touching and emotional speeches by friends of the bride and groom at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Touching and emotional speeches by friends of the bride and groom at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Touching and emotional speeches by friends of the bride and groom at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Touching and emotional speeches by friends of the bride and groom at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Touching and emotional speeches by friends of the bride and groom at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Humour and emotion in perfect mix as the best man gives his much anticipated speech at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Humour and emotion in perfect mix as the best man gives his much anticipated speech at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Humour and emotion in perfect mix as the best man gives his much anticipated speech at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Humour and emotion in perfect mix as the best man gives his much anticipated speech at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Humour and emotion in perfect mix as the best man gives his much anticipated speech at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Humour and emotion in perfect mix as the best man gives his much anticipated speech at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart JamesCandid photographs of the guests enjoying the wonderful evening reception at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the wonderful evening reception at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the wonderful evening reception at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the wonderful evening reception at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the wonderful evening reception at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the wonderful evening reception at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the wonderful evening reception at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the wonderful evening reception at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the wonderful evening reception at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the wonderful evening reception at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the wonderful evening reception at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Candid photographs of the guests enjoying the wonderful evening reception at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

The time in the evening raced by, and before I knew it, it was time to get the formalities underway…

Bouquet toss at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Bouquet toss at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Cake cutting fun at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative storytelling wedding photography at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative storytelling wedding photography at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative storytelling wedding photography at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative storytelling wedding photography at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative storytelling wedding photography at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative storytelling wedding photography at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative storytelling wedding photography at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative storytelling wedding photography at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative storytelling wedding photography at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative storytelling wedding photography at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the fun of the evening reception at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the fun of the evening reception at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the fun of the evening reception at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the fun of the evening reception at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Capturing the fun of the evening reception at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Alas, my coverage was soon drawing to a conclusion, so as the guests headed into the photobooth and the buffet, it was time to head out into the gardens with Ana + Carl for a few signature night portraits to conclude their coverage…

Creative evening portraits of the beautiful bride and groom in the flash lit gardens at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative evening portraits of the beautiful bride and groom in the flash lit gardens at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative evening portraits of the beautiful bride and groom in the flash lit gardens at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative evening portraits of the beautiful bride and groom in the flash lit gardens at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative evening portraits of the beautiful bride and groom in the flash lit gardens at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative evening portraits of the beautiful bride and groom in the flash lit gardens at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James Creative evening portraits of the beautiful bride and groom in the flash lit gardens at Weston Hall in Stafford by Documentary Wedding Photographer Stuart James

Ana + Carl, thank you for entrusting the documenting of your fabulous day to me – I truly had the most amazing time with you all, and cannot wait to bring your completed story together with you both!

It was fabulous to work alongside Andy and Stefan from Zeus Films once again for Ana + Carl’s day – I cannot wait to see the film they’ve produced!

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